An award winning wedding photographer and adventurer based in on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria. Before discovering how awesome weddings are, I spent my time working in the mountains of the Lake District and North Wales. I’m never happier than when I’m on running up a mountain, kayaking down a river or exploring a new Wainwright with my family. This adventurous spirit, has seen me swap my canoe for a camera, and chasing waterfalls for hunting down a cool moment to document at your wedding.
DOCUMENTING – NOT DIRECTING
For me, wedding photography is about more than just fancy clothes and a colour scheme. It’s about you as a couple – what you love, who you love, and how your wedding day felt. My wedding photography is unposed and a documentary approach – I won’t tell you to “stop what you’re doing and look at the camera” or “do that again but facing this way!”.
Whatever happens, I will document, it the way it unfolds. I want you to look back and remember how you felt in that moment. From the nerves before the ceremony and the glance to your mum for reassurance, to the hair-down-shoes-off freedom of letting go on the dancefloor. Of course, I think family photos are very important too – so your gran will get her photos for the mantlepiece, don’t worry about that! I’ll make it quick and painless so you can get on with the fun stuff.
I like to keep things real. No cheese here. I will never direct you or your guests, I simply document what’s in front of me. Your wedding day isn’t a photoshoot – it’s a day for hugs, tears (happy ones!) and laughter. There’s nothing more fascinating than real life – and weddings bring all the characters out in abundance. Even during the short portrait session, we’ll keep it relaxed – it’s about capturing who you are and the emotion of the day – with enough guidance and banter to make sure it’s not awkward. When it comes to family photos, I keep it short and sweet.
For me it’s all about those in between moments. I’m an observer – I watch the moments unfold and capture them creatively. You’ll see from my photos that I love good light, big smiles and people who aren’t afraid to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
The wild fells of the Lake District will always have a special place in my heart, and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to photograph weddings in an area as beautiful as the Lake Distrcit. The Lake District is my favourite national park, and easily one of the best places to get married in the UK, so much so it was the location that my wife Hannah and I chose for our own wedding; we eloped, nestled away half way up Hallin Fell on the edge of Ullswater.
There are no shortage of stunning wedding venues nestled away in the mountains of the Lake District, from intimate cottages perfect for small elopements, to large barns and stately homes to party the night away. It’s easy to see why the Lake District is the destination wedding location in the UK; after all, where else can you start your wedding day swimming in a beautiful lake, then climb a Wainwright for sunset and finish the night drinking champagne under the stars?
That’s OK, I cover weddings all over the UK, from Scottish Lochs to Cornish beaches, the mountains of Snowdonia and glamourous city weddings in London. I’ve had the honour of photographing weddings all over the country in many amazing locations. My prices are inclusive of travel all over the UK, so wherever you’re getting married I would love to part of your special day and be your wedding photographer.